Bala de Plata (Baja California)
|Bala de Plata|
In Ring Career
Jorge Gonzalez better known in the ring as Bala de plata was a Mexicali luchador and promoter. He had a great-aunt who sold masks in the Arenas, and he used to work with her. On the other group of mask vendors was Humilde who used to sell mask in the Arenas as well and all of them were liking lucha libre more and more. He experienced the golden age of lucha libre in Mexicali when there were events from Thrusdays to Sundays. In those days the small arenas had 200-300 attendants while the Auditorio del Estado had 1000 persons. He was invited by his younger brother Angel Mensajero to train at Arena Nacionalista with Caudillo II whose discipline was admirable described almost like military they trained 2 daily hours. He trained for two years and two months in order to acquire his license making him one of the four graduates of that generation and the first luchador in Mexicali who had to pass an exam to become luchador and his synods were El Estudiante and Killer Dog. He is thankful for what Manuel Hernandez taught him, because those skills were useful in his matches. When the time for his debut came, he did not know what could be his ring name and that was his biggest concern. His maestro inmediately inspired in the name of the Lone Ranger's horse, Bala de Plata (Silver Bullet) he liked and he decided to look for a proper mask and gear design. His mask design was made by Renegado the exploding bullets. His most notable rivals were Killer Dog and Fray Diablo. His professional debut was in a tag team match against Fray Diablo & Killer Dog. His early days in wrestling were in Arena Nacionalista. One of his most notable matches in his career was winning the Americas Heavyweight Championship against Thunder Boy. He had to retire from active competition due to a leg injury.
After his retirement of the rings he was invited once again by Angel Mensajero to Mexico City for a new experience. He met Javier Hernandez the original owner of Promociones Hego who guided him in how to become in a promoter and introduced him to Antonio Peña who had the idea of bringing televised events to Baja California. Javier Hernandez took Tijuana while Jorge Gonzalez took Mexicali. This period was known as "Nueva Imagen". He worked exclusively for AAA for 12 years. During that time he promoted one of the most successful lucha libre events in Mexicali on October 1, 2005 in Parque Vicente Guerrero with a sold out. When Rafael Rebelin passed away the Arena Coliseo Mexicali remained closed for several years. Jorge Gonzalez asked Rebelin's son if he could rent the Arena and Dr. Rafael Rebelin Jr. accepted. They did not imagine the success that would come with events with local luchadors. When he left Arena Coliseo Mexicali he founded Arena Mexicali. During that time he developed a feud with La Familia de Tijuana and he had a trios match against them as himself. His top priority as promoter was to succeed in his event, this quality was acknowledged by Antonio Peña himself. He created different luchadors names and concepts such as Los Hego Boys then Legion Cachanilla.
Lucha Libre gave everything to him as wrestler and promoter; he met his wife, and traveled in almost all over Mexico.
Luchas de Apuestas Record
|Date||Apuesta||Winner(s)||Loser(s)||Arena and/or Place|
|??/??/??||mask||Bala de Plata||Depredador||??, ??|